30 January, 2023

On Thursday Thomas Puéchavy and me will be attending the (professional-only) wine fair »Salon Salon« in Rochefort-sur-Loire. Thomas will be presenting his new wines (three out of four we’ll be bottling week after next). I’m excited to attend the fair, it’ll be my third time accompanying Thomas. The line-up of the fair looks vey intriguing, plenty of vigneron:nes who are only just starting out. I found some notes in an old notebook that I made after the last fair at Julien Pineau’s which might come in handy. Here goes:

– make sure to label the bottles if they are to be sold

– bring that pen which writes on glass for bottles that are unlabelled

– bring bottle opener

– bring ›Drop Stop‹ to pour wines better (remember to not serve too much wine, two sips are fine)

– bring cooler and ice for the white wines

– make sure to have the current price list with you

– think about additional info about the different cuvées to display/distribute

– some people will ask for a business card

– quite often you need to bring your own spittoon

– don’t forget the trolley so it’s easier to carry all this wine